EHS Manager to Husqvarna Group

den 27 mars 2017
den 26 april 2017
Mats Johansson

With an additional focus on sustainability

The global EHS Manager ensures that all international activities, systems, and plans effectively drive Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) performance that meets or exceeds Husqvarna Group EHS objectives; and oversees that the operations is conducted in compliance with company EHS-policies and legal requirements.

In addition to EHS responsibilities, the position encompasses selected corporate responsibility and sustainability programs and initiatives.

The successful candidate must be able to give strategic direction, embrace change, possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to efficiently balance multiple priorities.

The role reports to the EHS Director, is located on group level and will cover Husqvarna’s four global divisions. The EHS Manager is an important factor to the success in Husqvarna’s sustainability approach which is one of the focus  areas for the company.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess EHS risks and opportunities of the business and develop, implement and champion proactive environmental and safety management programs.

  • Develop and implement a set of common metrics and KPIs that will facilitate EHS best practice and support operational (e.g. manufacturing, logistics, R&D, laboratory, field service) excellence.

  • Drive processes and accountability for EHS performance and systems through all levels of the organization and build a strong, sustainable EHS culture.

  • Support the operation’s compliance with internal and external EHS requirements (e.g. ISO certifications), manage risk, and leverage opportunities.

  • Head and develop the existing Forum and Network governance within Husqvarna Group together with EHS responsible persons in the Divisions.

  • Develop systems/methods for identifying hazards and evaluating risk in existing or future equipment, processes, and operations.

  • Develop, lead and coach the employees in the whole organization and be the trusted EHS expert in the Husqvarna Group.

Required Skills
Demonstrated skill to interact with regulatory agencies.

Proven skill to review, evaluate, and implement programs to address regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, technical documents and proposals.

Proven track record of strong collaboration and partnership skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences.

A hands on approach with a good business acumen.

Required Experience
Bachelor in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Sustainability or related field, or equivalent work experience.

A minimum of 5 years Environmental, Health & Safety or Sustainability experience in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

A proven track record in designing and implementing an EHS strategy roadmap in a large corporation.

Extensive knowledge of health and safety regulations, policies, techniques,  practices, and environmental protection laws and regulations.

Knowledge of corporate responsibility and sustainability requirements and best practices.

The position is based in Huskvarna, other locations can be discussed. Frequent travelling is needed.

Read more about Husqvarna’s EHS and Sustainable approach at

We cooperate on this recruitment with Mercuri Urval. For any questions please contact Mats Johansson,, + 46 709 14 55 81. Please apply at (SE-12049).

Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.

The Group's products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2016 amounted to SEK 36 billion, and the Group has more than 13,000 employees in 40 countries.

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